roads

Grand Forks Sales Tax Vote Approved By Overwhelming Majority

The 20 Year Tax Will Help Fund Water and Road Projects

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Voters in Grand Forks have overwhelmingly approved a half-cent sales tax. Unofficial results showed that 3,781 people voted “Yes”, while 1,365 voted “No”. It will bring the city’s overall sales tax to 7.25 percent which would be a quarter percent behind Fargo and West Fargo sales tax rates. The 20 year tax plan will help…

Grand Forks Community to Vote on Sales Tax Increase

Tuesday, People in Grand Forks Will Vote For or Against an Increase in Sales Tax

GRAND FORKS, ND — People of Grand Forks will be voting for or against a slight increase in sales tax on Tuesday. The city has purposed a half cent increase in sales tax to supply money for water and roads. “It’ll generate $5 million dollars a year starting in 2018,” said Chamber President Barry Wilfhart. “Roughly 40 percent of that…

Highway Patrol Asks Drivers to Use Caution While on the Roads this Winter

officials remind people to drive slow, leave distance between cars and wear seat belts

FARGO, N.D. — Winter is here, which means officials are asking drivers to use more caution on the roads. North Dakota Highway Patrol officers say they write the most tickets in the winter for people who follow other cars too closely. They say drivers should always leave enough distance between themselves and the vehicles in front of them. Highway Patrol officials…

City of Fargo Prepping for First Snowfall of the Season

Staff at Fargo Public Works are checking the equipment and getting it prepared for the first snow of the season

FARGO, ND — With the possibility of snow falling in the Metro, it also means a higher chance of danger on the roads. After a summer of warm days and beautiful sunshine, it is time to embrace a true North Dakota winter. “Early fall snow storms can catch anybody off guard,” said Mark Williams, who is with Fargo Public Works. Williams…

More Wildlife on the Metro’s Roadways: Biologist Explains Why

Mild winters, city expansion and seasonal breeding are just a few of the reasons for more inner-city wildlife

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  Locals are noticing more wildlife along our roads and in our neighborhoods. “I have my cat out there with me and he’s chasing all these rabbits, squirrels, and birds,” said Scott Wieber of South Fargo. “He’s got a few and I had to take them out of his mouth.” Badgers, Canada geese and turkeys seem to be on…

Upcoming Holiday Means More Drivers for 100 Deadliest Days on the Road

The Minnesota State Patrol goes over what to do and what not to do on the roads this holiday weekend

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Most of us spend the Fourth of July enjoying cookout food, watching fireworks and spending time with family and friends. We have to get to these destinations before the celebrations begin. It starts with Memorial Day, ends with Labor Day and somewhere in between we have the Fourth of July. Law enforcement calls this stretch of time the…

MnDOT Suspends Road Work for Holiday Weekend; Work Zone Fines Still in Place

The latest count for 2017 shows 115 fatalities on Minnesota roads compared with 125 this time last year

MINNESOTA — Memorial Day through Labor Day marks the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads. Preliminary numbers show the 100 day stretch last year accounted for 120 of 392 fatalities, making up 31 percent of all the traffic deaths in 2016. The latest count for 2017 shows 115 fatalities on Minnesota roads compared with 125 this time last year. MnDOT…

UPDATED: Authorities Give the All Clear in Park Rapids Explosives Investigation

Schools in the area were on lockdown but students and staff were allowed to leave at the normal dismissal time

  PARK RAPIDS, Minn. —  Authorities have given the all clear in an explosives investigation on the west side of the city. This information was posted on the Hubbard Co. Sheriffs Office & Emergency Management Facebook page: The scene on the west side of Park Rapids has been cleared. Everyone can return to the area & the roadways are being…

More than 100 Fatalities on Minnesota Roads so Far this Year

The DPS says four main factors are contributing to the deadly accidents

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota public safety officials say more than 100 people have died on state roadways so far this year. The DPS says four main factors are contributing to the deadly accidents. Alcohol, speed, distracted driving and seat belt use are the most common. They say at least 84 of the deaths involved vehicles, 12 were pedestrians and six…

City Crews Withstand a Blast of Wicked Winter Weather

Temperateures close to freezing and modest snowfall amounts made keeping Fargo streets easier than it couild have been

FARGO, N.D. — Snow started falling before dawn and crews were out early to keep the roadways clear, but plows weren’t the only ones swinging back into action. Snow caught many by surprise, but Fargo city crews were ready for Mother Nature’s wicked weather curveball. “We have a night crew that’s on staff they’re supposed to be sweeping, but in…